DecarboN8 considers societal readiness of innovations in climate change technology and policy


Published by Monika Buscher

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

The first DecarboN8 Workshop aims to explore the scale of the challenge and put the ambition of proposed innovations (in practice, technology, and policy) into context. How are we doing in relation to the targets set in Paris in 2015, how can we enhance the societal readiness of our innovations?

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These are questions to be discussed in the first DecarboN8 Network Workshop. For more information  see the Decarbon8 Network Website and our statement on Social Acceptance and Societal Readiness.

10am to 4pm, 7th January 2020*, at the University of Leeds

***This event has been rescheduled from its original date (26/11/2019) due to the strike action recently announced by UCU: ***

You are invited to participate in an interactive workshop to scope out the future research agenda for decarbonising transport. This workshop, the first of a series of provocative research-led thematic events run by the DecarboN8 network, will explore the latest thinking about what the climate targets and trajectories implied by the Paris Agreement mean.

The first half of the workshop will debate what these trajectories look like and whether and how they need to be translated to the transport sector and at what spatial scale. The second half of the workshop will explore what the trajectories might mean in both the short and long-run in urban and rural settings for actions which can be taken. There will be a mix of academics and practitioners at the event in line with our co-creation of knowledge ethos.

The workshop aims to produce some focussed research challenges which will form part of the first DecarboN8 research funding call which will be opened in December 2019. We particularly encourage attendance from Early Career Researchers and we are committed to spending half of our £400k research funding supporting ECRs over the course of the DecarboN8 programme.

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